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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Join CouponMountain's Facebook Group and One Dollar Will Go to Toys for Tots


The holidays are coming to an end and a New Year is about to begin. Hopefully the season was full of joy for you. But for some kids, Santa doesn’t make a stop at their house to bring them a favorite toy or a gift.  I was painfully reminded of this while watching the news this week.  There were long lines this holiday season at shelters and various charities  giving out food and toys to kids.  That's why its so great that there are programs like Toys for Tots, helping by providing thousands of toys for families in need.

To help this great cause, (an online coupon code site) has pledged to give up to $50,000 to Toys for Tots.  And you can help determine how much Toys for Tots will get from Coupon Mountain.  Because they’re going to give $1 to Toys for Tots for every Facebook Fan they have by Dec. 31, 2010.  No donation is required from you, just a simple click.   Now that's a real bargain!

So please – take a minute to log on and “Like” CouponMountain. Then pass it on.

How You Can Give $1 to Toys for Tots:
·      Go to:
·      Select “Like”
·      CouponMountain will donate $1
·      Spread the word to your friends

Coupon Mountain is a great resource for finding deals.  They usually post new deals and coupons everyday in their Facebook group.   I think that you will find the information helpful.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

Monday, December 13, 2010

ShopStyle Offers 10 Days of Holiday Giveaways

Love luxury? Most of us do.  We just don't love the credit card bills when we buy luxe.  That's why you might want to check out ShopStyle’s 10 Days of Holiday Giveaways, running through December 18. Each day, the website is unveiling a new prize — and accepting new entries. To enter the daily giveaways, click on over to

Some of the best prizes are coming up.  My spies tell me that they will be giving away a Classic Burberry Cashmere Scarf, along with a Burberry Fragrance Coffret and Burberry Signature Bear.  Love me some Burberry!  And stay tuned for the "big get", on Wednesday, ShopStyle will be giving away a $1000 gift card to Saks!  You know, the store that has a flagship on Fifth Avenue in New York. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Daily Wish: American Express' online marketplace offers Holiday Deals

Have any of you heard about the special holiday sales from American Express’ online marketplace, Daily Wish, including a half-price new BMW? This week, the site will be offering AMEX card members unprecedented deals on the following items.  Some of these will make great holiday gifts:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14:
    • Walmart sales:
      • $100 back when you spend $200 or more at Walmart (think Norma Kamali!)
      • $30 back when you spend $100 or more at Walmart
    • Golfsmith sales:
      • $100 back when you spend $200 or more at Golfsmith
      • $25 back when you spend $100 or more at Golfsmith
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15:
    • Samsung sales:
      • Galaxy Tab tablet PC (Verizon-enabled) for $399.99 (regularly $599.99)
      • Interchangeable lens digital camera for $399.99 (regularly $599.99)
      • Dual-view 14.2-megapixel digital camera  for $219.99 (regularly $329.99)
      • 12.2-megapixel, 15x zoom camera bundle for $179.99 (regularly $269.99)
    • Blue Nile sales:
      • Black onyx and silver necklace for $157.50 (regularly $225)
      • 30% off when you create your own charm bracelet
      • Jewel-tone pearl bracelet for $77 (regularly $110)
      • $50 back when you spend $100 or more on jewelry from Blue Nile
  • Thursday, Dec. 16:
    • hhgregg sales:
      • $150 back when you spend $300 or more on consumer electronics or appliances at
      • $50 back when you spend $200 or more on consumer electronics or appliances at
    • BMW sale:
      • Half-price 2011 BMW 328i for $17,263 (regularly $34,525) from American Express Auto Purchasing Program
All Daily Wish sales are conducted for a limited time, with a limited quantity available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cardmembers can visit to sign up for weekly alerts to get the sale times in advance and ensure they don’t miss a second of the action, or an unbeatable deal.
In addition, it’s also the last week for Daily Wish’s first-ever Wish-A-Day Giveaway program, which integrates Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare to offer card members the opportunity to win valuable prizes like tickets to exclusive events and even a $15,000 ultimate getaway. Card members can sign up and enter at  I already entered.  Fingers crossed and toes too!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Remember to look for Holiday Coupon Codes Before You Buy

When you're doing your holiday shopping this season, remember to look for a coupon code before you buy. Coupons for discounts on all kinds of  merchandise can be found at Coupon Cabin,, and RetailME.not.  Remember taking a few minutes to search one of these helpful sites, or doing a Google search for your item, plus the key word "coupon code" can result in real savings.  Most websites allow you save items in your shopping cart, and then come back to them to purchase.  So save your items, and then go look for your savings code. Every little bit helps because it all adds up.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Tip: Diane von Furstenberg on sale at Haute Look

Online shopping club HauteLook is celebrating their 3 year anniversary today with a special sale.  HauteLook will be offering some special surprise perks to their members throughout the day and is partnering with global luxury brand Diane von Furstenberg  for a special sale event exclusively on the new HauteLook Events on Facebook page beginning at 1pmPST/4pmEST. The 48-hour sale will feature pieces from DVF’s current collection including dresses, tops, skirts, leggings and accessories all at savings of up to 60% off retail. Shoppers who are fans of DVF on Facebook will also be able to access the sale event, directly from a tab on DVF’s Facebook page or from their stream. So if you are a Facebook user, you have a number of ways to shop. 

If you haven't shopped HauteLook, here's my invitation for you to use to check it out! US and Canada:, Join HauteLook as our Guest.  To celebrate HauteLook' s anniversary enter to win a $300.00 HauteLook gift card on our sister site, The Recessionista.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Avoid "Gift Grimmace" with Nokia Facebook Apps: Share Your Holiday Gift Wish List

Nokia has introduced two new Facebook apps that aim to optimize gift buying.  How? By letting you share your wish list with those that may be buying for you.  The goal is to let people know exactly what you want, so they don't get you the wrong gift. Even better, they can carry your gift list with them to the store on their mobile phone so they don't get the wrong gift.   You can also list the items with the best prices, if you are a savvy shopper.  The new Nokia Facebook Apps are designed to put an end to your gift returns, or even worse, gifts that end up unused or in the dustbin.

Gift Together is for people who want to group together to buy a phone for someone. It helps them band together to help spread the cost of the perfect gift.

Help Me Choose is really rather clever. The app allows gift givers to connect with friends of the intended recipient without needing to be their Facebook friend. Buying presents for teenagers is pretty tricky, but with this app you can get advice as to the perfect gift.

If you seek to automate your Holiday gift giving, these free apps maybe worth a look.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Divine Design: Heavenly Shopping for a Good Cause

Project Angel Food's Divine Design starts this week in Los Angeles from December 3rd through the 6th. This unique shopping extravaganza offers fabuless fashion, home, beauty and gift items at 50-90% off. Check their website for details and tickets at Divine by Design.  Click here for details about the Gala Opening Event and VIP shopping party. The sale benefits a cause that is near & dear to my heart: Project Angel Food. Project Angel Food is a free meal-delivery program that serves men, women and children debilitated by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses throughout Los Angeles County. The program literally brings nourishment to the needy. And this week, it will bring retail nourishment to holiday shoppers looking for a bargain. Over 200 designers contributed to this year's sale. Featured designers @ Divine Design include: BCBG, LAMB, Ports 1961, Trina Turk and many more. The sale features men's clothing (Ted Baker), children's clothes & toys, plus designer brands favored by fashioinistas everywhere.

There's also a nice selection of Barbie stuff and kids' toys. I shop the sale for nice gifts for my holiday girlfriend gift packets (stocking stuffers), clothes for work and trinkets for my niece & nephew. I treasure my Trina Turk cashmere sweater that I got at 2 years ago at the sale. I snagged if for well under $100.00.

If you are interested in attending, here are a few things you need to know:

1 ) You need to purchase a ticket to attend the sale at the door. However, there is a coupon available here offering a $10.00 discount on the ticket. If you pay, remember the price of the ticket is tax deductible as it benefits Project Angel Food.

2) Prices on all the goods will decrease as the sale goes on. Yes, each day the price will drop. So, the lowest prices will be on Dec. 6th, the last day of the sale. However, you might not want to wait until the very last day. I usually do wait until after the opening day to make my purchases, so that the prices will be lower.

The sale is open to the general public starting Dec. 3rd at 10:00 am pst. It will be held in the old Robinson-May store adjacent to the Beverly Hilton Hotel. For directions, click here